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Today’s Reminder: Aging will Rock You Like A Hurricane

September 14, 2018

My husband has had The Weather Channel on all morning. We don’t live anywhere near hurricane Florence, but we are compelled to watch. It made me wonder if I had a channel called the Storm of Aging, if people would watch it like a train wreck.

I’m pretty sure no one would watch that channel, or the new Netflix series: Get Prepared for Hurricane Caregiver. Or even the HBO event: The Devastating Typhoon of Long-Term Care.

I know, this ain’t sexy. It’s not exciting, but it sure can be as calamitous.

We’ve all seen on those made-for-TV-movies when the heroine is sure to die from the rare disease that she contracted in the Amazon jungle while trying to save a previously, unknown Pygymy tribe that she will now “get her affairs in order!” Miraculously, a suited-up lawyer appears in the jungle with a notary to take care of the paperwork.

Don’t be the jungle heroine. If she had lived, she would still need paperwork done.  She would need a Financial Power of Attorney, a Health Care Power of Attorney, a Living Will, a Will and even maybe she should’ve considered a trust for all those royalties from her incredible tale.

People prepare for retirement. People prepare for death. But they do not prepare for the “Typhoon In Between.” Long-term care costs and the wrong preparation can and does leave people (especially women) destitute. Don’t let that be you.

See an Elder Lawyer, not an Estate Lawyer (although, if they are both an Elder and Estate Lawyer that’s a win-win).  We are nice people. Ask this one question:  “What do you know about Medicaid Planning and Long-Term care spending from my assets?”

GET PREPARED. That’s what I’ve been seeing all week from Jim Cantore and The Weather Channel.  And that’s a great message for everyone.

“You Just Have to Laugh….and Get Prepared…..”

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Cathy is the author of Showering with Nana: Confessions of a Serial Caregiver  and

Who Moved My Teeth?


cathy sikorski

After more than 25 years of caregiving and Elder Law, Cathy writes about the comedy of caregiving in her blog; "You just have to Laugh..."She is the author of "Showering with Nana: Confessions of a Serial (killer) Caregiver" published by HumorOutcasts Press in 2015.

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6 Responses to Today’s Reminder: Aging will Rock You Like A Hurricane

  1. September 17, 2018 at 3:24 am

    I’ve noticed there’s a close relationship between aging and watching more Weather Channel.

  2. Bill Y "The Legendary Legend" Ledden
    September 16, 2018 at 7:34 am

    The wrong preparation hurts like H.

  3. September 14, 2018 at 9:39 am

    They can avoid the destruction with a little preparation!

    • September 15, 2018 at 7:45 am

      Yes, oh Publisher Extraordinaire!

  4. admin
    September 14, 2018 at 8:51 am

    I’d be tuned to “The Denial Channel”.

    • September 15, 2018 at 7:44 am

      I might watch “The Denial Channel” but I’d probably be stuck on “The Procrastination Channel!”

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